Once-quiet towns have become hives of activity as oil companies lease land and oil field workers swarm into the area. The cause of the activity? The Eagle Ford Shale play, as those in the business call it. In a comprehensive, seven-part series, the Advocate examines "The Play" and how drilling in this area is changing the land and the lives in the Crossroads.
MOULTON - Dale Fojtik stood on his back porch, staring out at the flickering orange flame of a flare light just visible above the trees at the…
CUERO - Blue eyes narrowed, Kathy Gips lifted her chin and stepped closer to the barbed wire fence lining her pasture land.